New Delhi: For the first time ever, Indian Railways' Oxygen Express has transported 200 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to Bangladesh. The loading of 200 MT of LMO in 10 containers rake was completed on Saturday at 09.25 hrs, said the Ministry of Railways. "Indian Railways' Oxygen Express is set to embark on its journey to Bangladesh. This is the first time ever that the Oxygen Express is put into operation in the neighbouring country," said an official statement. On Saturday, an indent was placed at Tata in Chakradharpur Division under South Eastern Railway to transport 200 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen to Benapole, Bangladesh.
It may be noted that Oxygen Expresses were started by Indian Railways on April 24 to provide respite to Indian states requiring medical Oxygen. More than 35,000 MT of LMO has been transported to 15 states so far. Around 480 Oxygen Expresses have been operationalised. The Oxygen Express trains run by Indian Railways transported Liquid Medical Oxygen, which is an important requirement for the treatment of critically ill COVID-19 patients, across the length and breadth of the country.
Indian Railways endeavour to deliver as much LMO as possible in the shortest time possible, said the statement.